Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Day 46 - Tuesday November 16. 2010

The theme for Geography Awareness Week this year is Fresh Water. Check out the GAW website with a video explaining the importance of water. Seeing as though our topic for the next few weeks in Geography 12 is weather...which is driven by the global heat patterns and water distribution...water plays an important role not just in your outside school life but in what we'll be learning about too.

D - Geography 12 - Today....Oh today we start weather, the best topic ever! Before we get to my favourite topic you need to finish your topographic maps of Medicine Hat and get me your week 10 package. You'll need to brainstorm a list of things you lnow (or think you know) about weather and questions you've always wanted answered about the topic. After, we will look at extremes of weather to get an idea of how cool (or hot) weather really is. I'm so excited to be starting weather! Hail, lightning, tornadoes, and hurricanes are four on "the list" get ready, it's going to be a bumpy ride.
Every day we are going to start by looking at the synoptic forecast along with weather maps.
Data Streme
Envrionment Canada: Weather Office Comox

C - Law 12 - For your next major activity in Law, you'll work a cartoon activity on criminal law defences: Create a comic strip that shows and explains five (5) separate criminal law defences (alibi, self-defence, legal duty, excusable conduct, mental disorder, intoxication, automatism, consent, entrapment, mistake of fact, and double jeopardy). You will need to show the person committing the crime (choose a crime out of the Criminal Codes that I have in the class) and then you need to show how that person could defend themselves in a court of law. This activity will be due next Monday and you'll have class time today, tomorrow and on Friday. Don't forget this Thursday you have a unit final.

A- Introduction to Law 9/10 - Today we'll share your own theories of why crime happens. We'll see if there are any similarities amongst the different theories we made and try to understand just what that may mean. Next we'll look in the course text (handout) and discuss the biological AND sociological reasons for criminal behaviour. Tomorrow we'll look at victims and victimology.

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